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Robbie Ray | Starting Pitcher

Team: Detroit Tigers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 10/1/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 195
Bats / Throws: Left / Left

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Tigers recalled LHP Robbie Ray from Triple-A Toledo.
Ray holds a 7.09 ERA and 1.80 WHIP at the major league level this season. He'll be used in a relief role. Sep 2 - 9:38 PM

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Tigers optioned LHP Robbie Ray to Triple-A Toledo.

Ray was shelled for six runs in just an inning and a third against the Twins. After the game, the Tigers sent him down to Triple-A to nurse his wounds. His numbers at the major league level are a bloated 7.09 ERA and 1.80 WHIP.
Aug 23 - 2:06 AM

Robbie Ray gave up six runs in just an inning and a third against the Twins in a 20-6 beatdown on Friday.

Ray actually briefly held a 1-0 lead in this one after Ian Kinsler's first inning home run. That would not last. He allowed all six of his runs in a murderous second inning. In the frame, Oswaldo Arcia hit an RBI double, Trevor Plouffe hit an RBI double, and both Eduardo Escobar and Danny Santana hit two-run home runs. It's hard to analyze much here. The bombardment sent Ray's major league ERA to 7.09 Ray was optioned back to Triple-A following the loss.
Aug 23 - 1:54 AM

Robbie Ray will start Friday against the Twins.

Ray has struggled in two outings since being recalled on August 12 and owns a rough 5.33 ERA and 1.66 WHIP across 25 1/3 total innings this season. The left-hander is not a good fantasy play, even against the Twins.
Aug 20 - 4:54 PM

Robbie Ray, making a start in place of the injured Anibal Sanchez, struggled against the Pirates, yielding four runs in five innings in a Tigers loss on Tuesday.

Ray only gave up six hits, but the Pirates made them count as four of them went for extra bases. The lefty also walked two and struck out five in an uninspiring effort. It was only the fourth start the 22-year-old rookie has made in the big leagues this season. He has a 5.31 ERA, 1.62 WHIP, and a 14/8 K/BB ratio in 20 1/3 innings. Ray will go up against the Mariners at home on Sunday.
Aug 12 - 10:33 PM

Tigers recalled LHP Robbie Ray from Triple-A Toledo.

Ray will start for the Tigers on Tuesday night against the Pirates -- in place of the injured Anibal Sanchez -- and could remain in the major league rotation until Sanchez (pectoral) returns. Ray has not been dominant this year at Triple-A (or in the majors) and is doubtful to be a good streaming option in fantasy leagues.
Aug 12 - 4:38 PM

Robbie Ray will be called up to start on Tuesday against the Pirates.

He's taking the rotation spot of the injured Anibal Sanchez (pectoral). Sanchez is expected to be sidelined for 3-4 weeks, so Ray should stick around for a while if he pitches well. The 22-year-old holds a 4.70 ERA over 15 1/3 innings for the Tigers this season and has posted a pedestrian 3.72 ERA and 1.47 WHIP at Triple-A. There's long-term upside here, but fantasy owners shouldn't be in a rush to pick him up.
Aug 10 - 11:26 AM

Robbie Ray is expected to be recalled from Triple-A Toledo to start the first game of Saturday's doubleheader against the Indians.

Ray has appeared in four games with the Tigers this season (three starts), posting a 4.70 ERA, 1.63 WHIP and 9/6 K/BB ratio over 15 1/3 innings. He makes for an interesting streaming option against an Indians squad that has had their difficulties against left-handed pitching.
Jul 13 - 8:14 PM

Tigers optioned LHP Robbie Ray to Triple-A Toledo.

The move came after Ray gave up seven runs in 3 1/3 innings in Thursday's loss to the Rangers. He only lasted as long as he did today because the Tigers bullpen was tired going in (tired enough that Danny Worth was used to finish up the 9-2 loss). Ross departs with a 1-1 record and a 4.70 ERA. He impressed in his previous two starts, so he'll still be the choice to rejoin the rotation next time a SP gets hurt.
May 22 - 5:04 PM

Robbie Ray will remain with the Tigers and is scheduled to make another start on Thursday against the Rangers.

There had been talk of keeping Ray in the bullpen even with the return of Anibal Sanchez on Sunday, but with Rick Porcello experiencing soreness in his side, Ray will start in his place on Thursday. He makes for an interesting streaming option in mixed leagues.
May 18 - 5:24 PM

Robbie Ray deserved a win but was saddled with a no-decision Sunday, tossing six scoreless frames in a loss to the Twins.

Ray struck out a pair and yielded just four hits and a walk, but the Tigers' bullpen surrendered four runs over the final three innings to blow his second win. The young left-hander has made quite an impression, allowing just one run over his first 13 1/3 major league innings. He's set to be sent back down with Anibal Sanchez (finger) returning, but the Tigers won't be afraid to call on him again.
May 11 - 4:34 PM

Robbie Ray will take another turn in the Tigers' starting rotation on Sunday against the Twins.

Ray was solid in his major league debut on Tuesday night against the Astros, throwing 5 1/3 innings of one-run ball. "It wasn't even a decision," Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Wednesday. Ray, 22, is a good streamer in mixed fantasy leagues against Minnesota.
May 7 - 5:43 PM

Robbie Ray earned the win in his major league debut, allowing one run in 5 1/3 innings as the Tigers defeated the Astros 11-4 on Tuesday.

Ray -- part of the return in the Doug Fister deal with the Nationals -- had posted good results with Triple-A Toledo, owning a 1.53 ERA with a 21/5 K/BB ratio in 29 1/3 innings prior to his call-up. Against the Astros, Ray allowed only the one run on an RBI groundout and otherwise held the Astros to five hits, issued one walk, and struck out five. Ray's time in the majors is limited as he's filling in for the injured Anibal Sanchez. Sanchez, who had been dealing with a blister, is eligible to be activated on Monday.
May 6 - 11:20 PM

Tigers purchased the contract of LHP Robbie Ray from Triple-A Toledo.

Ray will make his major league debut in a start against the Astros on Tuesday. Acquired from the Nationals in the Doug Fister deal, the 22-year-old owns a 1.53 ERA and 21/5 K/BB ratio over 29 1/3 innings this season in Triple-A. He'll only be up temporarily while Anibal Sanchez (finger) makes his way back from the disabled list.
May 6 - 12:12 PM

Tigers pitching prospect Robbie Ray will be called up from Triple-A Toledo to make his major league debut on May 6 versus the Astros.

He'll be filling in for the injured Anibal Sanchez (finger). Ray is expected to make just the one start, but he's not a bad streaming option against the feeble Astros' lineup. Acquired from the Nationals over the winter in the Doug Fister trade, Ray boasts a 1.59 ERA and 1.13 WHIP at Toledo this season. In an interesting twist of fate, Fister is actually in line to make his Nationals' debut one day after Ray makes his Tigers' debut.
Apr 30 - 12:18 PM

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